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shuttle's slow crawl through the streets of los angeles. >> thaw they were carefully avoiding trees, street lights and buildings. last night, engineers were faced with one of their most difficult maneuvers yet. getting "endeavour" across the 405 freeway. crews spent hours, transferring the shuttle to a dolly to comply with the dpt of transportation regulation. this morning, midway through the journey, the shuttle made its first stop, at the hiss toreic forumen the city of inglewood for a special ceremony. ♪ city officials, three astronauts who flu missions were in attendance with thousands of patriotic fans. >> "endeavour" is a national treasure. i am pleased. and the new home here in southern california. >> "endeavour's" home will be the california science center where officials hope it will inspire future generations of astronauts. stephanie stanton, nbc news, los angeles. >>> clearly this was an instant tourist attraction in los angeles. people have found creative ways to take photos of themselves and the space shuttle. very nice. a good one. there are many more pictures on our
a few minutes. >>> and traffic is crawling in los angeles. but it's not your normal gridlock. the tricky maneuvering to get the space shuttle "endeavour" to its final resting place. back in a moment. [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better. >>> live ammunition made fighting a house fire a little more challenging for san jose firefighters this morning. the fire started just before 4:00 at a home on carling on the avenue near good sam hospital. the intense heat set off the bullets, causing them to explode. the couple inside was able to escape, but are being treated for burns tonight. investigators are still traying to determine the cause of this fire, but the couple believes it started in the kitchen. >>> while the bill to overhaul pg&e's gas pipeline system will be paid mostly by the utility. after that september explosion which killed eight and destroyed dozens of homes, the utility had proposed billing customers for 85% of the costs of rep
in the bay area. a major piece of history, inching its way around the sitty of los angeles. right now you are looking at a live picture of shuttle "endeavour." we'll bring you the latest on its delicate trip to its new home. >>> barely getting around the tree. around the bay area today. mostly sunny skies. bit of a warm-up. mid 70s to the bay area. take a look at the pacific. we have changes ahead. very stormy pattern setting up. will any of that include rain coming our way. let you know in the forecast when we come right back. >>> supersonic speed it is not. we have pictures of the shuttle making its way through the streets of los angeles. just about 2 miles an hour. endeavor e "endeavour" expected at the california science center. a journey of 15 miles. left early friday morning. at the top speed of 2 miles an hour. shuttle controllers, maneuvering through some of tightest spots on the route. dodging buildings, couple trees, power poles. crossing the 405 freeway. spectacular pictures of it. moving. you can barely tell it is moving at this point. it has to go so slowly around the tree as
" is inching its way through the streets of los angeles to the california science center. ted chan from our sister station in l.a. joins us with incredible pictures of the slow-moving shuttle. hello, ted. nice to see you tonight. >> reporter: hi. good to see you, too, diane. inching is correct because right now the shuttle is four hours behirnd schedule and moving very slowly, but still there's a lot of excitement along the route. in fact, right here on martin luther king boulevard, you see some crowds beginning to gather to catch a glimpse of the shuttle and see the street is ride open, which means it's still going to be a while before the shuttle actually gets here. one factor as the shuttle moves down the boulevard are the trees here. the city took very great pains to make sure that the shuttle had a clear route. they had to cut down some trees in order to do it. they also had to preserve some trees because they were planted in memory of martin luther king and they not want to cut the trees down. show you video of the shuttle now and talk about the journey that started late thursday, ear
-free america and was awarded the presidential medal of freedom. the word from los angeles today, seth macfarlane will host this year's oscars, a master of all voices, says his goal is to channel the great hosts of the past, like bob hope and johnnie carson. >>> up next, an update on a little girl who >>> finally here tonight we asked our team in afghanistan this week to check in on some friends of ours. they don't have parents of their own, but they do have a close family all around them. in kabul, of all places. and when we first aired their story, you responded in a big way, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to these kids, and the woman who is making a difference in their lives. we first met the girls of the orphanage three years ago. oh, you want me to put on your glasses, and you're going to put on my glasses. how do we look? they were just being girls. but just the same, their life took place inside an orphanage in afghanistan. we met and got to know the woman who runs the place andaja ferree. today we're happy to report all of the children are thriving. for one, the girl
the los angeles area. a few showers with it offshore and a couple sprinkles around south of san francisco. that's about it. another dry day in the northwest. but you're running out of them. pretty soon we're going to return to your typical pattern of a lot of clouds and on-and-off showers over the next week. here is a look at the radar off the california coastline. in san francisco, showers were just to the south of you, now heading off to the coast. today is a relatively dry day in many areas. tomorrow is when the upper level low comes near los angeles. that's where we've got a chance of showers. if the air is cold enough in the afternoon, we may get a few thunderstorms out of that and then it should clear out for a nice weekend. today, very similar to yesterday with a sun and cloud mixture and st dropping into the upper 80s. seattle, nice and comfy, mid 60s. >>> it looks like the rain is still forecast to return to the northwest in many areas of the west this upcoming period. >> bill, thanks. over 7 million cars recalled. is yours one of them? jack welch out at "fortune." starbucks batt
spinning off the coast of california. as advertised, it's slowly headed towards los angeles. we've had thunderstorms overnight in the las vegas area, a plume of moisture now surging northward, mostly rural areas of nevada. but during the day today, showers and storms are possible, really anywhere here from l.a., even down to san diego eventually. and for some of these areas, it's the first rainfall you've seen since may. yes, this is the beginning of the rainy season. it's just a small beginning, but we will have the shower and storm potential today all areas in the desert southwest and into southern california. as far as the wet season in the northwest, enjoy today. i think we'll have our first chance of rain tomorrow and a more significant storm into sunday. that's a areas of the west. yeah, first time has a chance of rain in months. it's a big deal in areas of southern california. >> you're very excited. >>> all right, well, a development in the search for a missing 10-year-old colorado girl. >>> the best places to live for working moms. >>> plus, the lowdown on taylor swift's weddi
it will inspire future generations of astronauts. stephanie stanton, nbc news, los angeles. >>>en the race for the white house, president obama is clearing his calendar for three days we are told to prepare for tuesday night's debate. he used his weekly saturday address to take credit for jobs, in the rejuvenated auto industry. >> more than a million jobs across the country were on the line. not just auto jobs, jobs of teachers, small business owners and everyone in communities that depend on this great american industry. but we refused to throwen the towel and do nothing. we refused to let detroit go bankrupt. i bet on american workers and american in ge nuity, three years later that bet is paeg off in a big way. >> mitt romney and his runningmate are both in the swing state of ohio this weekend. romney spoke to a large crowd and hammered the president on china, job creation, and taxes. >> and then, of course, he says he is going to raise taxes, does any one really think raising taxes on anyone helps get more people to work? the president's plan is status quo. more of the same. he calls i
, the iconic sign overlooking los angeles is getting a facelift. over the next eight to ten weeks crews are going to be using 110 gallons of primer and 275 gallons of paint to give the hollywood sign a makeover. last paint job was completed in 2005. >>> i think i said years. i meant weeks. it may look like it takes years, but it actually will take weeks. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> they have to use little, tiny paint brushes. like the golden gate bridge, they're always painting it. by the time you finish at one end, you have to go back to the other. >>> good morning. hurricane heading for the baja of california down in mexico. at one point this was looking very impressive on satellite imagery. there was a well-defined eye. hurricane paul scared people down here preparing for the hurricane. thankfully it's beginning to weaken. it still looks like it will make landfall over the next six to ten hours. there should be some damage from this as we go throughout the day today. it looks like the resort areas to the south here w
for the next generation, and perhaps gave children a chance for a future they never imagined. from los angeles, here is nbc's diana alvear with our "making a difference report". >> reporter: small fingers on their first violin. >> i was one of those children. >> reporter: the opening note. >> classical music, i just fell in love with it. >> reporter: she hopes this will grow into a lifelong passion. >> so magical and beautiful, and i love introducing it and putting it into the lives of children. >> reporter: once told there would never be a female conductor in her lifetime, sonia marie de vega is the only latina who ever led one. she founded the symphony orchestra, now celebrating its 20th year. but she says the concerts that mean the most? are the solos in front of the spellbound children, part of the discovery that brings the classics to thousands of children every year in los angeles. >> like so many public schools, the music program here has been cut back highly in the last few years. for so many students, this provides their only exposure to classical music. >> reporter: and they don't ju
at this. 73 in palm springs. cool for your standard. 67 los angeles. 63 in monterey. now while we have widespread 60s for a lot of you even dropping into some 50s up into the north bay right now 59 in novato and for the east bay you need the jacket if you're heading out here especially in walnut creek and pleasanton with numbers in the upper 50s for tonight. if you decide to eat outside you may need one of those heaters right on top of you. let's bring you out to the live hd sky camera. what we're going to find for tonight is the low cloud cover overhead in san jose. that is not going to budge. in san francisco it will be cloudy right now as you can see ans then we'll get a little fog mixing in here for tonight. here's the great news. we do have a warming weekend coming our way. high pressure building offshore will be good enough to push back some 80s coming in our seven-day forecast. as for tomorrow we'll still look at a little shower activity. by tonight it'll be developing offshore and by the morning hours the best chance of a stray shower looks to be the north bay in santa rosa. yo
as much as $40,000 a couple. coming up in ten minutes we will have more from los angeles on the president's visit there tonight. >>> san francisco's big weekend is just about to officially be over and everything appears to have gone smoothly from the blue angels to the niners and giants, the fair and music festival. monty francis has a wrap up of what has been a busy but fun weekend for most people. hello, monty. >> thank you. good evening. more than 1 million visitors spent part of the weekend in the city and there were no major problems with traffic. even the fog lifted delaying the blue angels by only an hour. from the blue angels to blue grass they came to san francisco this weekend. packing muni bus and filling city streets. >> crazy is what it is. this is what san francisco is all about. great weather, beautiful fall day. a lot of people. a lot of great energy. a lot of fun. arer the 39 ths annual astro street fair drew hundreds of the castro sdplit is wonderful. so many much going on in the city we can always use the money for the city coffers. >> reporter: in addition to fleet wee
angeles. traffic nightmare it was not. the mayor of los angeles was calling it carmegeddon two. today he called it a success. >> we are on track. thank you los angeles! once again, the ten-mile closure of the nation's busiest highway was a resounding success. >> similar to last year, many people stayed off the roads and the weekend traffic was light. the freeway is set to reopen on time tomorrow morning at 5:00. >>> there were two winning lotto tickets in this weekend's $28 million super lotto jackpot drawing. one of the winning tickets was sold at the ocean supermarket. the owner of the market gets $70,000 for selling the ticket. >> fortunate enough to have $14 million winner here at the ocean supermarket. we are very pleased with that. >> this is the first winner they have ever had. >> each of the winning tickets is worth about $10 million when you transfer it in to cash. >>> rob is here right now with a check on the forecast for us. it was hot today and it is going to get hotter? >> the thing tomorrow is we will start off even warmer than today. it is like a running start. in fact you
handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> after three days of maneuvering through los angeles streets, the space shuttle "endeavour" finally made it to its final stop. the california science center. and it got there on the back of a bay area company. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez got an inside look. she is live in alameda with more tonight. jodi? >> reporter: the trailers used are electronically controlled and capable of carrying some 600 tons. the folks here at alameda are experts in executing huge moves. but moving a space shuttle is a new endeavor. >> it can crab diagonally this way, and it can also carousel, which would be spinning 360 degrees. >> reporter: you're looking at a replica of the computer-controlled trailers that took the space shuttle "endeavour" on its final mission, a move that was engineered and carried out by a bay area-based company called sarens. >> it was a huge honor to play any kind of a role in this project. i've never seen so many happy faces on the streets of los angeles. >> reporter: charlie wells was a left-wing spotter on the 12-mile city street trek. as a colleag
. near record highs, in many air cass of southern california, the highlight being in los angeles. all of interior california, you'll be blasting the ac today. as we look at tomorrow, we will cool off as the wind direction shift as little bit. still a very warm day with well above average temperatures. it won't be until midweek that we cool back to normal. >>> if you're watching us on kntv nbc news in california, examine animal specimens collected from the island of madagascar at the kim ball natural history museum. that's your pacific event of the day. i would love to go to galapagos. >> you said october 1st? >> that's true. >> where does the time go? >> time to make thanksgiving day plans. >>> here's a look at our headlines in entertainment news. halloween came early as monsters ruled the box office. "hotel transylvania" took in $43 million, the highest september opening weekend of all time. "looper" snagged the number two spot with an impressive $21.2 million. in other news, arnold schwarzenegger tells "60 minutes" he cheated on wife maria shriver multiple times, including an affair
something there to remind me." r.b. greaves dead in los angeles at the age of 68. >>> we first reported the story here last night of the local television anchorwoman in lacrosse, wisconsin, who received a viewer e-mail about her weight and then decided to take on the topic and the viewer head-on on the air. she then appeared this morning on "today." now jennifer livingston is receiving interview requests from around the world. her tv station has at least six extra people there answering the deluge of incoming phone calls, most of them expressing support for her. >>> up next here tonight, that real life field of dreams for a young man who waited a long time for one moment. >>> finally tonight, let's not kid ourselves, even us baseball fans have to admit the sport is too often more about steroids and salaries than it is any kind of field of dreams. but sometimes the american pastime can still seem like a field of dreams like it did last night in miami. the story tonight from nbc's mark potter. >> greenberg is on deck and ready for his one at-bat. >> reporter: to the roar of the stadium cr
southwest, near 100, 80s right along the coast there around los angeles, and the northern plains into the northern rockies is who's getting the cooler air. it was 53 in billings yesterday and even had some snow. and now that chilly air, it's moved as far south as say about salt lake city, and it's moved through colorado, but that's really about it. now that front's going to kind of just sit here. it's not going to make much more progress to the south. that's why i don't think the temperatures are going to cool off much. so, the cool air, northern nevada, up into idaho and montana. the onshore flow's cooled off a little bit, too, over the last couple days in california, and that's going to continue. there are a lot of coastal clouds, you'll be burning off the fog all morning long and then sunshine this afternoon. if you notice the chilly air, it's in the 40s finally through the northern rockies, into 30s at the high elevations, but none of that cool air made it to vegas, at 78 this morning. it's a little cool around portland and medford, maybe a light jacket this morning. you'll p
including a costco near los angeles. some station owners say they're thinking of shutting down completely. they say it's too difficult to sell at these prices. >> kristen dahlgren in southern california. thanks. >>> and late news about u.s. border patrol agent killed earlier this week along the arizona/mexico border. nbc's mark potter is in sierra vista, arizona tonight where agent nicholas ivy lived with his family. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. federal investigators tell nbc news that based on evidence they've found so far, they are looking into whether this shooting may have been a friendly fire incident. agents shooting at each other. agent nicholas ivy of the border control was shot and killed early tuesday morning while responding to desert sensors that track illegal movement across the border. two other agents were with him. one was wounded. they had reported being fired upon earlier. about five miles north of the border near naco, arizona. officials blamed the shootings on armed criminals and mexican authorities say they have made two arrests related to th
be for this time of year. >> if you're watching us on nbc 4 in los angeles california, from pythons to geckos, even scorpions see over 60 species of amphibians at the lair. >>> all right, bill. thanks so much. and now for some entertainment news. despite negative reviews, liam neeson's kidnapping thriller "taken 2" is expected to take the number one spot with around $44 million. tim burton's stop motion animation "frankenweenie" has had strong reviews and is expected to open with around $17 million and the musical comedy "pitch perfect" could open to the tune of around $16.5 million. >>> well, on "the view" barbara walters said mariah carey told her by phone that she's beefed up security after fellow "american idol" judge nicki minaj was overheard saying if she had a gun she would shoot her. minaj denies the story. >> i wonder if this is true and actually happening. >> you were skeptical. >>> daryl hannah was arrested in texas thursday while protesting the production of an oil pipeline. >>> and finally, just because we can't get enough of him, south korean rapper psy decided to take that shirt off
. others have no gas to sell at all. nbc's kristen dahlgren from los angeles with us. good evening >> reporter: good evening, since we talked yesterday, things have gone up, take a look. 5.89 as prices in california close in on all-time record highs. just when people in california thought things couldn't get worse. >> five bucks? oh, my god. >> reporter: even bigger sticker shock. >> i had no idea it had gone up this much, you know, just overnight. >> reporter: prices up another 20 cents a gallon since midnight. >> how can it go from what was it? 4.70 a week ago? in california, the price is up 36 cents, to 4.49, 67 cents from last year when gas was 3.82. and some stations are topping five dollars, that is if they have gas. many costco stations shut down this week after running out. and independent stations say they can barely break even. wholesale prices are so high. >> every day, the price is going up, crazy. we have no control in it. >> reporter: they tried to explain that to customers. >> chevron's facility is down, from a fire in august exxon mobile, tough to find gasoline beca
on the president's visit including a report from los angeles at 11:00. >>> the republican presidential nominee myths drew the largest crowd ever on a swing through the battleground state of florida. romney is
at a star-studded fundraising concert in los angeles sunday, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, reuters puts mitt romney within two points of the president. tomorrow we'll see both candidates in ohio. there's good reason for that. tomorrow is the last day voters there can register to vote. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. mitt romney will deliver that major policy speech before noon eastern, but the obama campaign is issuing a preemptive strike with this new tv ad criticizing the republican candidate's past foreign policy faux pas. take a look. >> reckless. amateurish. that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel, and poland, when our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya, "the new york times" said romney's knee jerk response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. >> the obama campaign sed this will be romney's seventh speech on foreign policy. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez gets to keep his job for anothe
the stage in los angeles at a star-studded event that included celebrities like jon bon jovi, stevie wonder and katie perry. the president march veld at their performances and even took a shot at his own debate performance. >> everybody here incredible professionals, such great friends. they just performed flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> as for mitt romney, the republican nominee is set to take aim at the president's leadership and foreign policy at the virginia military institute where he is this morning. >>> new this morning. a major milestone in achievement for a bay area scientists. uc san francisco researcher shinya yam macha has won the nobel prize for medicine, responsible for a major stem cell break through. christie smith is live at ucsf right now. christie, i guess the question is when exactly did they find out about this? >> i have to tell you, they are buzzing here at ucsf. they tell me they got the call from 2:30 this morning from the cher himself saying he won the nobel prize in medicine from a discovery he started researching in 2006. shinya yama
and then it will drop south wards towards los angeles during the day tomorrow. not a lot of wet weather. right now it's still offshore. you can see where it is, ever so slowly those showers will try to move towards san francisco. as far as the forecast goes for today, another nice day in the northwest, slightly cooler for you and with some clouds, a little cooler in the desert southwest. still no wet weather that's widespread. that'srt watching the higher elevations. we're getting to that time of year. an update on the forecast coming up later. >>> a mass murder known as the squirrel busted. north korea's threat to main land usa and why your refrigerate ser bigger than ever before. >>> shocking news from illusionist david blaine after his latest endurance stunt. you're watching "early today." >>> i'm lynn berry, and right now an unusual warning from north korea which says its missiles are capable of reaching the u.s. mainland, an apparent response to south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to strengthen its own missile program. >>> well, he is known as the squirrel, and after his arrest he
. two months ago in los angeles, a 100-year-old driver hit a group of school children. >> these serve as wakeup calls, not just for older drivers, but for their families to have the conversation and plan ahead. >> reporter: joan johnson's family is beginning to have that conversation. >> you don't want to be the person that takes away someone's freedom and independence. >> reporter: their grandmother remains determined to drive well into her golden years. >> i'm glad they're concerned, i'm glad to know that they care. >> reporter: she's now willing to listen when her family and doctors say, it's time to talk. miguel almaguer, nbc news, san diego. >>> when we come back in a moment, what a new study says about an established way of losing weight. >>> some big shifts to report in the religion of americans, specifically the rise of what pollsters call the nuns, not the catholic kind it's spelled none. it means the people who when asked about their religion check the box that says none. while americans are still religious and plenty spiritual, a record number one fifth of us are not affili
helped him. darnell washington is accused of shooting a los angeles county sheriff's deputy on september 2. hercules police say they don't know how the couple acquired ko's car. still neighbors are on edge. >> we will be careful anyway. it is sad to happen in any community. i encourage anybody to become closer neighbors. it is a big difference. >> reporter: the family did release a statement saying that the discovery of the car does provide some comfort. they said they would like to thank the community, the hercules police department and the fbi for all their hard work. meanwhile the investigation in this case continues. reporting live in hercules i'm cheryl, nbc bay area news. >>> the doping evidence against lance armstrong is out in the open tonight. why it may not be all bad news for the cyclist. >>> a football brawl and it is the coaches that sparked it. find out what parents are saying about it. >>> the boy scouts kicked him out. now ellen sits down with a gay teenager. you'll hear how his life has changed since coming out. >>> a political fire storm on capitol hill today over a kil
had the rain yesterday in los angeles and areas in vegas and even san diego. now that storm system is beginning to push into arizona. numerous areas of rain, even thunderstorms in arizona overnight. phoenix is looking okay. over toward flagstaff, numerous areas of rain. if you're doing that beautiful drive, you will hit some wet weather. a few thunderstorms popping up on the border of nevada and arizona. that's the storm system we've been tracking all week lodge. it's going to be a big storm in the middle of the country. we're watching for the first time a front approaching the northwest. this is a weak one compared to the two or three you'll see over the next couple days. this is the first measurable rain in many areas. you can see the green in the radar is all rain. we're not watching snow levels that will be trouble with this storm system. over the next couple days, snow levels will come down a little bit, especially as we come into monday. this is the one we're dealing with now. the next batch of moisture on saturday and another on sunday. it's one after another here as we begi
the streets of los angeles tonight. you're looking at the two miles an hour processional right now. lots of people have turned out to watch. a total of 12 miles of surface streets covered, lots turning out to watch. as we reported, 400 perfectly good trees gave their lives for this effort. power, cable, tv lines have been moved. steel plates have been added to the streets to accommodate the journey, which ends tomorrow night. >>> well, she is from brooklyn but never played brooklyn until now. >> i don't know why i'm frightened ♪ ♪ ♪ i know my way around here. >> a return to her roots this weekend for barbra streisand, taking advantage of the biggest and newest borough, the newest home, the barclay center, two shows, one last night, she is 70 now. and the new york times says her voice is still "singularly compelling" you know what they say about people who need people. and last night she seemed to enjoy the love of the crowd >>> and among the most quoted moments of the debate last night, switching the distinctive hair of the duo last night, just like it was striking a week ago with
and we'll look at the space shuttle "endeavour" as it makes its way live through los angeles. it is about, i don't know. six, seven, eight hours behind schedule. eventually it will make it to the california science center. good night. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> good evening and welcome to the first and only vice presidential debate of 2012. [ applause ] thank you. thank you. i'm martha raddatz of abc news. and i'm honored to be here moderating tonight's debate. we have a wonderful audience, and it should be a lively evening. right no
several hours behind schedule. but tonight after a 12-mile slow speed journey through los angeles, the space shuttle "endeavour" has reached it's final destination at the california science center. >>> and finally tonight, what are we to make of daredevil felix baumgartner's free fall from space. >> reporter: felix baumgartner isn't the first daredevil to command a day's headlines and front pages with a stunt that seems unbelievable and he surely won't be the last. but will you remember his name a year from now? a month? next week? if you remember so many of history's other daredevils, the wire walker that crossed between the twin towers. the human spider-man who scaled the sears tower. a few career daredevils have managed to become cultural touch stones, but for the most part, a can you believe that stunt is exactly that, a stunt, however difficult or improbable or dangerous. that's why the men and women who pull them off are so often seen as daredevils in search of fame. think of the crowds who have lined the streets of l.a. for parts of three days now just to see and be near th
space shuttle in los angeles. tree haulers had to make way for the wing span. >>> this morning, felix baumgartner is in the record books. a helium carried his capsule and he jumped from 128,000 feet breaking the record of 103,000 feet set back in 1960. he is the first person to break the sound barrier with his own body. baumgartner survived, but there was a scary moment when he was in an uncontrolled tumble. >> i tried to put an arm out and it did not work. you are always late. when you fail at that speed with the suit, you don't feel the air. it is hard to predict what you have to do. >> he reached the top speed of 834 miles per hour. thanks for being with us. have a great day, everybody. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet
in los angeles. a subject his widow cannot discuss to this day. >> then we lost daddy. >> can we talk about something else? >> mrs. ethel kennedy gave birth today -- >> rory kennedy, the last of 11 kids was born six months after her father was killed, with the whole world watching. >> i told ethel, i think joan and i are going to take this baby home. we think ethel has enough of them. >> you know, i think i just couldn't help smiling. >> ethel's life with bobby was organized bedlam. she was pregnant for an astonishing 99 months of her life. it was a life of children and animals, including 16 dogs at the same time. and a sea lion named sandy who lived in the family swimming pool. do you think you required a certain amount of chaos around you, to be in your natural happy state? >> i enjoyed a lot of different things, different -- a lot of different animals. and, of course, children. >> throw them all in the same category. >> you all made a lot of noise. >> thank you. >> these days, ethel kennedy's life is mostly about her 35 grandchildren. there always seems to be one or two running for
in the desert southwest and southern california. it could be warmer today in los angeles than in phoenix. temperatures in the northwest continue to be on tl keir side. more typical for this time of year. we bring back a chance of showers as we go into your thursday. it doesn't look like a big heavy rain event at this time. still nice weather for at least two days in a row here in many areas of california and nevada. it appears nice hot weather is here to stay for at least two more days. >> thanks so much. now to entertainment news. reality tv star honey boo-boo has chosen her presidential candidate. the 7-year-old reality star told jimmy kimmel she supports president obama, but that was only after kimmel told her about mitt romney's interview on "live with kelly and michael" when he said he preferred snooki over her. it's war. >>> and speaking of kelly and michael, they'll interview michelle obama today for a segment to air this friday. it's the first lady's second appearance this year. >>> "dancing with the stars" spoiler alert. turn away, bill. close your ears. last night bristol palin
to remain in san francisco until sunday. then he says he'll head to los angeles to test the elmo market down there. >>> do you remember where you were 23 years ago today at 5:04 p.m.? the earth shook in the bay area. the anniversary of the loma prieta earthquake. many were watching the world series between the giants and the a's. how are we doing today? there is concern about the strength of the largest reservoir in santa clara county during a quake. one precaution is to keep the water at 68% of capacity. crews will begin retrofitting the dam in 2016 and construction should last about two years. as for what happened on that evening 23 years ago, you remember it well. the bay bridge collapsed and the marina district in san francisco burst into flames. 63 people died. >> and we'll be right back. >>> okay. let's look at what is coming up next on nbc bay area. >> jessica aguirre joins was the rundown. >> a possible breakthrough in the fight against cancer. learn what scientist says you should take to prevent the deadly disease. >>> and new at 6, we uncover the latest on a bay area police departm
is trying to creep down from the north. further to the south, los angeles isn't going to experience too much from this storm. further to the north, yosemite is under a winter storm warning. the weather pattern, very mild an warm. all the stormy weather is right along the west coast. that's going to continue during the day today. even as we go throughout the week, the cool air remains but the stormy weather will be gone. takeou plan your day. in general, a lot of people need umbrellas. in higher elevations, for the first time, snow shovels. >>> this snow is going to slowly lingr in the west. it doesn't look like it will exit until probably thursday. >>> controlling your phone or ipad with a blink of an eye. gas prices drop. your business headlines are still ahead. >>> cuban leader fidel castro is seen for the first time in months and he criticizes the rumor mongers. we'll have the details. you're watching "early today." >> announcer: brought to the makers of centrum. >>> good morning. welcome back to "early today." here are some of the stories this morning. clashes erupted in lebanon followin
, los angeles >>> and as we mentioned there is important news about women's health that may come as a surprise to many women who get one of the most common and important medical tests every year. a pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. tonight, new recommendations from the american college. they say most women age 21-65 can wait three to five years between pap tests as long as there is no sign of a problem. also, for the first time, the doctors advise that starting at the age of 30, women should also get tested for hpv when they get their pap test. >>> also tonight, the first time america's baby doctors are weighing in on the debate a lot of parents have faced over organic foods. while a lot of parents feed their kids fruits and vegetables that are organic, to avoid pesticides, they think they're doing the right thing, the nation's pediatricians say there just is not any proof that organic is safer or has more nutrition than conventional foods. this was in addition to the study at stanford university. it was met at the time with uncertainty. >>> still ahead as we continue on a
significantly through the inner mountain west and showers continue for o towards los angeles and, of course, san diego and arizona. >>> tomorrow, i think most people can leave the umbrellas at home in the west. breaking news. >> all right. al left, alert. bill, thanks so much. coming up, disturbing new details about the murder of a 12-year-old girl and the fallout from massive solar flare. yourer li morning headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus the obama blueprint for hunting terrorists. it's called the disposition matrix. details straight ahead. you're watching "early today." >>> stories making news this morning. today's "washington post" reports the obama administration is developing a new way of pursuing terrorists. the disposition matrix contains terror suspects names laid out against resources available to track them down. it's designed to map out ways to reach suspects beyond the reach of unmanned drones. >>> colorado's secretary of state says 300 more suspected non-citizens have been found on the state's voter rolls. the names were among the more than 3,900 people who have received lette
. kimmel usually tapes in los angeles but he's at the brooklyn academy of music this week. he says they will use backup generators just in case of a power outage. you were saying that's really going to be the big story for so many folks here, right? >> especially a lot of metropolitan areas. a lot of people in the suburbs are used to it with the trees and power lines above ground. a lot of the cities have power lines below. hopefully cities like new york city and philadelphia won't have too many power outages. >> the danger is, this time last year we had hurricane irene and it went right around new york. i think a lot of people are thinking that might happen. >> it's a big storm. there's going to be a lot of issues. >>> all right. i'm veronica de la cruz, this is "early today," just the first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> the statue of liberty turned 126 on sunday, but hurricane sandy has forced officials to delay unveiling her new look. a small ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the celebration of lady liberty's reopening. the landmark had a $30 million touchup. the e
in los angeles. you can't go inside it, but you can walk underneath it. cool stuff. thanks for being with us. join us tonight.
the horse show in los angeles, said sarah. and, through her tears, she told the detectives how larry's body ended up in the refrigerator. >> and so she put him in a sheet. oh, my god. i -- i've never seen anything like this, okay? and she said, okay, grab the sheet. and then we carried him downstairs and i'm, like, what are you doing? we have to call the police. this is not right. she said, we are not calling the police. if you call the police, you'll be so sorry you did. >> this was the heart of sarah's version. she went along with the whole awful, crazy thing for one reason, she said. she was deathly afraid of elisa. >> god, i didn't want to end up like him. >> was it possible, an innocent young woman in the thrall of a con artist and killer? sarah dutra seemed so frightened, so emotional. and yet, thought the detective -- >> i felt a little bit over the top. >> she was a little over the top. >> yeah. [ inaudible ] >> you mean she was acting, putting it on? >> i believe so. >> after more than nine hours of questioning, sarah dutra was arrested and charged with larry's murder. it was a cla
. >>> in the age of gps and google maps, using paper is passe. the los angeles public library is deluged with maps for southern california man found tens of thousands them while going through a house that's about to be demolished. we have the story from a sister station in l.a. >> it's tough to find the cottage john feathers lives in on this mt. washington road. you might even call it off the map. ironic, says the man who visited there. >> i was stunned what i saw. >> as the map archivist, glenn was called in by a realtor working for feathers' family. the realtor needed to clear out what feathers amassed over a lifetime. >> this is 500 times bigger than i thought was possible. >> just a little more than 900 square feet. feathers had stashed maps. >> these are in perfect condition. >> tens of thousands of maps. >> there's the thames. >> from europe to the united states to the streets of los angeles. all over the world. and from hundreds of years ago. >> i think that this gift will probably help generations, literally generations of people. >> long before your gps device. >> the maps are actually ki
attraction in los angeles this weekend has nothing to do with molly wood or even entertainment. folks have been lining up to see the space shuttle "endeavour" as it makes its way to its perform home in southern los angeles. as nbc's mike taibbi reports, the two-day move is a logistical challenge like no other. >> reporter: even in the smallest hours of the night the shuttle "endeavour," beginning its 26th and final mission, through crowds of admirers. >> to be that close to it was very, very exciting. >> reporter: and where "endeavour" once circled the planet at 17,320 miles an hour, now is being pulled at 2 miles an hour. its five story height, 86 tons and 78-foot wingspan just clearing one carefully surveyed obstacle after another. >> last night i saw there was about two inches from a given light pole. >> reporter: "endeavour" was born in southern california. one reason nasa chose l.a.'s science center for a final tiedown. it's a dream realized through museum curator kenneth phillips who has long wanted his city, and especially the city's kids, to get a real feel for the danger and roman
another painful jump overnight. 20 cents in some areas. people near los angeles waited in very long lines to get gas at a costco this afternoon. the lines were deep and spilled right onto the street. now triple a now says the state average for a gallon of unleaded is 4.49, the highest in the country. only 12 cents lower than the state record back in 2008. >>> they're on the hunt for a burglar. palo alto police released a sketch of a suspect today spotted leaving the scene of a crime. police say a man that looks like this sketch robbed the home near arrow head yesterday morning. it was a common approach, the homeowner left the home to run an errand, and the burglar returned. when she returned she noticed a man getting into a black four-door vehicle nearby. so far in palo alto there were 160 burglaries. >>> and searching for burglary suspects, they opened fire after a neighbor confronted them on gulf drive near the intersection of key road. the suspects wearing dark clothing abandoned their silver bmw, and fled. >>> and people feeling frustrated and vulnerable with fewer officers and rising
don't want to ruffle any feathers. >> reporter: first up here in los angeles, president obama will attend a small fundraiser with former president bill clinton and then he will attend a production at the theater tonight. vice president joe biden is getting ready for thursday night, and it is somewhat in damage control mode. lester? >> we want to turn now to our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck, the debate, the positive numbers we noted potential game changers for both candidates last week, how do you expect they'll try to build off this week? >> they're trying to go on the air using the debate in tv advertisements to try to sort of blunt some of the debate momentum that romney got. but i also know that behind the scenes, there is a little bit of the confronting of the president to say you need to watch the debate, and they've passed along a statistic, i'm told at least tonight, to let them know the president spoke for more time on the air but used less words and trying to emphasize to him that he's got to get better at making his point.
than it was supposed to. vicki vargas from our sister station in los angeles is live with the latest. hello, vicki. >> reporter: good evening, diane. look like they tucked the shuttle in for the night and they have. it is going to a new building in three years but for now it will go on exhibit in two weeks. it's been to the space station and back. flown beyond the earth's orbit two dozen times but the final approach for the "endeavor" boiled down to this, a single, tight left turn on 39th street sfwlit is huge. >> the 12-mile trek had kept young and old in awe as the shuttle inched across city streets. traffic stopped and thousands gathered. as the $1.8 billion shuttle aimed toward its final stop. >> it is the happiness and the joy it's brought. lovely. wonderful, awesome. all the adjectives you can think of. all of them. >> in its prime the five-story tall shuttle was used to treat and repair satellites but tree trimmers were called to make way for the wingspan and a hydraulic leak added to the delay. the shuttle will go on display october 30th. part of the exhibit until a new build
to los angeles county, monterrey to sacramento. >> we don't have an exact number of how many wells in the state are fracture stimulated. >> you don't know? >> we don't know each individual well. >> reporter: tim cusack is the top administrator at the geo thermal resources. >> as a scientist wouldn't you want to know? it is something that you should have. >> certainly we want to know and they are willing to provide it. >> reporter: right now all of the reporting and data collecting is voluntary. >> is california behind the curve on this? >> we may be behind the curve on some of the disclosure of information but ahead of the curve on construction. >> reporter: california state law requires strict monitoring, reporting and regulating any oil well construction, but it doesn't require the same for fracking, not even a permit. >> end fracking now! >> reporter: fracking is a technique that raised serious health concerns in communities all over the country where it is used to mine natural gas. in some communities, drinking water has even caught fire from the high levels of fracking chemica
. president obama going on "the tonight show" in los angeles , then to nevada for a late, late night rally. and then an air force red-eye to florida where he starts tomorrow's push in the swing states. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. raj, back to you. >> steve, thank you. >>> on the eve of the occupy oakland anniversary, the president has promoted 13 of its officers, giving them more responsibilities. oakland's police chief and city leaders presented the new sergeants, captains, and lieutenants with their badges as their friends and family looked on. the newly promoted officers will take on supervisor roles. city leaders acknowledge the promotions come at a difficult time for the department as they face a possible takeover and gears up for what could be another round of major demonstrations tomorrow. >> i think there is no doubt that this is a challenging time for the city and the oakland police department. but today is a remarkable day. it's about celebrating the professionals of the police department and all of the work that they do for the city and their c
and in north carolina, los angeles congresswoman lucille roy ball alard is calling for change. >> there's today in this country, children working under deplorable conditions that are not equally protected under our child labor laws. these are the children who work in agriculture. >> reporter: and you want to change that? >> i want to change that. >> reporter: congresswoman has introduced in congress once again the care act, legislation she first pushed her 12 years ago. >> the care act introduced in order to give children in agriculture here in the united states, the same protection that children have in any other industry. >> reporter: there are others here in congress who are not so eager to pass new legislation to protect children working in agriculture. >> there's no need for it. >> reporter: senator charles grassley of iowa, is the co-sponsor of a bill that would do the opposite. it's called preserve america's family farms act. it would prevent changing the rules for children in agriculture. >> it wouldn't be unusual to put in 14-hour or 18-hour days. there's probably no difference between
of significant violations, those include minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping by vendors supplying the los angeles retailer. forever 21 has refused to comply with the subpoena to provide backup documents. steps are now being taken to make them cooperate. >> and we'll be right back. >>> now we want to take a look at what is coming up next on nbc bay area news. >> jessica aguirre is here with the rundown. >> from the price of the pump to politics, sandy is causing chaos all across the country. at 6:00 a hollywood starlet in a very public breakup, silicon valley style. jessica alba is dumping apple, and that is making waves for window. those stories and our continuing coverage of the giants' world series run when i join you at 6:00. >> we'll see you then. >> the big victory parade on wednesday. how is the forecast? >> the pressure is on. things looking better. actually, as we take a look at the forecast, we're going to call it ghostly clear for the morning. party cloudy. >> party cloudy. >> been consulting with brian wilson there. at 3:00, things dry, no rally rain. >> party cloudy. we'll see
'll still have 70s and 80s on the map today. 92 degrees in phoenix, only in the 60s in los angeles. next storm coming into the southwest that will impact southern california, rainshowers, thunderstorms, maybe even a little high elevation snow for the sierra. the first snow we've had so far this season. yet another cold front will push some cool air back into the middle of the country. the northern sections of the middle of the country. 51 in minneapolis by thursday, 65 in chicago. and then we cool things off again here friday around the great lakes. we'll be back to 50s in chicago. and then staying cool and unsettled in the northeast. the stationery front will set up across the southern states and we'll have showers and storms to keep an eye on. saturday with the system that comes out of the west we'll have a big severe weather threat here in fact isolated tornadoes possible, strong winds and large hail. so big day to watch the weather saturday from the upper midwest all the way down to the southern plains. meanwhile drying out in the east we've got some soggy weather moving into seattle
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